Punto Banco Regulations

Baccarat banque is played with eight decks in a dealer’s shoe. Cards below ten are valued at their printed number and with Ten, Jack, Queen, King are zero, and Ace is 1. Bets are made on the ‘banker’, the ‘player’, or for a tie (these aren’t really people; they simply represent the 2 hands to be dealt).

Two hands of two cards are then dealt to the ‘banker’ and ‘gambler’. The total for every hand is the sum of the two cards, but the first number is discarded. For example, a hand of 5 and 6 has a score of 1 (5 plus six = eleven; dump the 1st ‘one’).

A additional card may be given using the following rules:

- If the player or banker achieves a score of 8 or nine, both players stay.

- If the player has less than 5, he takes a card. Players otherwise hold.

- If the player holds, the banker hits on a total less than 5. If the player hits, a table is used to determine if the house stands or hits.

Punto Banco Odds

The greater of the two hands wins. Winning bets on the banker payout 19 to 20 (equal money minus a five percent commission. The Rake is tracked and cleared out when you leave the game so make sure you have cash around just before you head out). Winning wagers on the player pay one to one. Winning bets for a tie normally pay 8 to 1 but occasionally 9:1. (This is a awful wager as ties occur lower than 1 in every ten hands. Be cautious of gambling on a tie. Although odds are substantially greater for nine to one versus 8:1)

Played properly punto banco offers relatively decent odds, apart from the tie wager of course.

Punto Banco Course of Action

As with all games Baccarat has quite a few accepted false impressions. One of which is close to a misconception in roulette. The past isn’t a prophecy of future events. Keeping score of past outcomes on a sheet of paper is a bad use of paper and an affront to the tree that gave its life for our stationary needs.

The most common and possibly the most acknowledged method is the 1-3-2-6 tactic. This method is deployed to build up profits and minimizing risk.

Start by betting one chip. If you win, add another to the two on the game table for a sum total of 3 chips on the second bet. If you win you will now have six on the table, remove 4 so you keep 2 on the third wager. Should you come away with a win on the third round, deposit 2 on the 4 on the game table for a grand total of 6 on the fourth bet.

If you lose on the 1st bet, you take a loss of one. A win on the initial wager followed by a hit on the 2nd creates a hit of two. Wins on the first 2 with a loss on the third gives you with a profit of 2. And wins on the 1st 3 with a loss on the fourth means you balance the books. Winning all 4 wagers gives you with twelve, a profit of ten. This means you will be able to not win on the 2nd wager 5 times for each favorable streak of 4 wagers and still balance the books.